Payce said that its plans for a $100 million urban renewal project in north western Sydney would ultimately provide 5,000 new apartments for families in the region. In the interim, five existing homes have been made available to Bridge Housing and Women’s Community Shelters to house women and their children escaping family violence.
Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades said: “As specialists in housing people on moderate-to-low incomes in Sydney, Bridge Housing is always seeking opportunities to create more safe, affordable housing, so we were delighted to work with Payce and Women’s Community Shelters to make this project happen.
“While transitional housing is only ever intended as a temporary solution, it will put a secure roof over the heads of women and their children while they get their lives back on track. It also uses underutilised properties in a city with a severe housing shortage, at no cost to government.